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First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 2.1.12
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 124 Henry Street
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11201, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.697, -73.99346
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1847 [ORG]
Architect: William B. Olmstead [ORG]
Comment: The windows are split into two by a gallery [PHOTO]
Also of interest: 1901 Taylor Memorial Window, "At Evening Time It Shall Be Light", designed by Edward Peck Sperry and made by Church Glass and Decorating Company [EAGLE1901]
1902 Barnes Memorial Window, "Mary and Martha", by Benjamin Sellers [EAGLE1902A]
1921 Packard Memorial Tablet by Tiffany Studios [PHOTO, SIGNATURE]

Site Items

2.1.12.1: Smith Memorial Window: St. John (1890) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.12.2: Hicks and Peck Memorial Window: Guardian Angel (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.12.3: Sheldon Memorial Window: Christ and the Fishermen (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.12.4: ornamental glass, dome light over pulpit (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.12.5: Ide Memorial Window: Angel of Victory (1907) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.12.6: Ogden Memorial Window: River of Life (1921) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.12.7: Babcock Memorial Window: Christ at House of Mary and Martha (Unknown)

Item 2.1.12.1

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Smith Memorial Window:  St. John
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Smith Memorial Window
Theme: St. John [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature: signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Cyrus Porter Smith (5 Apr 1800 - 13 Feb 1877) and Lydia Hooker Smith (8 Aug 1805 - 29 Apr 1877) [INSCRIPTION, EAGLE1890, ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their children and grandchildren [EAGLE1890]
Date: Installed Sep 1890 [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Size: 22' high x 7' wide [EAGLE1890]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: I WAS IN THE SPIRIT ON THE LORD'S DAY / AND HEARD BEHIND ME A GREAT VOICE / AS OF A TRUMPET SAYING WHAT / THOU SEEST WRITE IN A BOOK // IN / LOVING // CYRUS PORTER SMITH AND LYDIA HOOKER / HIS WIFE : WHO WERE / FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH // MEMORY / OF [PHOTO]
Category: St. John
Location: north wall [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 80) quotes an extract from the 1890 Brooklyn Daily Eagle article [EAGLE1890, TIFF1897]

Item 2.1.12.2

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Hicks and Peck Memorial Window:  Guardian Angel
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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hicks and Peck Memorial Window (Stewart Memorial Window)
Theme: Guardian Angel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS - NY [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYT1892, NYTR1892, BRSU1892, CU1892]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: John M. Hicks, Mary A. Hicks, Mary H. Peck and Amelia C. Peck [INSCRIPTION, NYT1892, NYTR1892, BRSU1892, CU1892, ORG]
Donor: daughter / daughter / mother / mother, Mary E. Stewart [NYT1892, NYTR1892, BRSU1892, CU1892]
Date: Unveiled 25 Sep 1892 [NYT1892]
Size: 21' high x 7' wide [NYT1892, NYTR1892]
Inscription: THOUGH THE / LORD GIVE YOU THE / BREAD OF ADVERSITY AND / THE WATER OF AFFLICTION / THINE EYES SHALL SEE THY / TEACHERS AND THINE EARS / SHALL HEAR A WORD BEHIND / THEE SAYING THIS IS THE / WAY WALK YE IN IT" // JOHN M HICKS / MARY H PECK // IN MEMORIAM // MARY A HICKS / AMELIA C PECK [PHOTO]
Category: Guardian Angel
Location: north wall [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Stewart Memorial Window because Mary E. Stewart was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: The signature was evidently added some time after the window was installed [SIGNATURE, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.12.3

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Sheldon Memorial Window:  Christ and the Fishermen
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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sheldon Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and the Fishermen [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature: signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [NYT1892, NYTR1892, BRSU1892, CU1892]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: James Sheldon (12 Mar 1798 - 12 Feb 1851) and Anna Pamela Owen Sheldon (16 Jun 1798 - 5 Dec 1884) [INSCRIPTION, NYT1892, NYTR1892, BRSU1892, CU1892, ORG, EAGLE1902B]
and also their son, Henry King Sheldon (14 Feb 1826 - 2 Mar 1902) [ORG, EAGLE1902B]
Donor: their sons [NYT1892, CU1892]
Date: Unveiled 25 Sep 1892 [NYT1892]
Size: 21' high x 7' wide [NYT1892, NYTR1892]
Inscription: ERECTED IN MEMORY OF // James Sheldon / BORN MARCH 12 1798 / DIED FEB'Y 12 1851 // Anna P Sheldon / BORN JUNE 16 1798 / DIED DEC'B'R 5 1884 [PHOTO]
Category: Fishermen
Location: north wall [ORG]

Item 2.1.12.4

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ornamental glass, dome light over pulpit
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental glass, dome light over pulpit [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
window over pulpit with ornamental cross [ORG, NYT1892]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYT1892, NYTR1892, BRSU1892, CU1892]
Record type: glass
Designer:
Memorial details: John M. Hicks, Mary A. Hicks, Mary H. Peck and Amelia C. Peck [NYT1892, NYTR1892, BRSU1892, CU1892, ORG]
Donor: daughter / daughter / mother / mother, Mary E. Stewart [NYT1892, NYTR1892, BRSU1892, CU1892]
Date: Unveiled 25 Sep 1892 [NYT1892]
Size:
Inscription:

Item 2.1.12.5

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Ide Memorial Window:  Angel of Victory
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ide Memorial Window (Hine Memorial Window)
Theme: Angel of Victory [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany photo number: 8127 [EAGLE1907, NYO1907]
Signature: signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [EAGLE1907, NYTR1907, NYO1907]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1907, NYTR1907, NYO1907, CMOG2011]
Memorial details: Henry Ide and Lydia Smith Ide [INSCRIPTION, EAGLE1907, NYTR1907, NYO1907, ORG]
Donor: their children and grandchildren [EAGLE1907, NYTR1907, NYO1907]
Date: Installed ca. Sep 1907 [EAGLE1907, NYTR1907, NYO1907]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Thine O Lord is the Victory // In Loving Memory of / Henry and Lydia Smith Ide / This window has been erected by their children and grandchildren / 1907 [PHOTO, EAGLE1907, NYO1907]
Category: Angel of Victory
Location: north wall [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Hine Memorial Window because likely one of the donors, and the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company, was a daughter, Mrs. Francis L. Hine [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, NYT1919, DEDUCED]
Comment: Part of the inscription panel (lower part of the window) is missing [PHOTO]

Item 2.1.12.6

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Ogden Memorial Window:  River of Life
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ogden Memorial Window
Theme: River of Life [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [EAGLE1921]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Colonel Willis Lord Ogden and Ellen Smith Ogden [INSCRIPTION, EAGLE1921, BRSU1921, MET1967, ORG]
Donor: their children [BRSU1921]
Date: Dedicated 20 Nov 1921 [EAGLE1921, BRSU1921]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: There is a River the streams whereof / shall make glad the City of God // In Loving Memory of / Willis Lord Ogden and Ellen Smith Ogden / 1921 [PHOTO, MET1967]
Category: Landscape
Location: south wall [ORG]

Item 2.1.12.7

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Babcock Memorial Window
Theme: Christ at House of Mary and Martha [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Christ at Home of Martha and Mary
Comment: There is a 1902 window with this theme in the church, in memory of Josephine R. Barnes, donated by her husband General Alfred C. Barnes, but it was done by Benjamin Sellers [EAGLE1902A]

References

BRSU1892: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union (26 Sep 1892, p. 5)
BRSU1921: Brooklyn Standard Union (21 Nov 1921, p. 16)
CMOG2011: Corning Museum of Glass, Jeffrey Rush Higgins Collection (Frederick Wilson archive) (2011, p. 11 in PDF 7B6D4EC8-BB79-454E-8B32-416FD7DC44BE.pdf)
CU1892: The Christian Union (1 Oct 1892, p. 600)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1890: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (19 Sep 1890, p. 1)
EAGLE1901: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (7 Oct 1901, p. 7)
EAGLE1902A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (10 Jan 1902, p. 6)
EAGLE1902B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (3 Mar 1902, p. 7)
EAGLE1907: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (5 Sep 1907, p. 4)
EAGLE1921: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (21 Nov 1921, p. 9)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
MET1967: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Tiffany Studios design drawing (1967, Accession Number 67.654.228)
NYH1891: New York Herald (19 Apr 1891, Brooklyn Supplement, p. 1)
NYO1907: The New York Observer (19 Sep 1907, p. 380)
NYT1892: New York Times (25 Sep 1892)
NYT1919: New York Times (10 Jul 1919)
NYTR1892: New York Daily Tribune (23 Sep 1892, p. 12)
NYTR1907: New York Daily Tribune (7 Sep 1907, p. 14)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)

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